Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

H5N8 in South Africa

2 February, 2018

South Africa reported several H5N8 outbreaks involving wild birds and commercial ostriches. 10 new outbreaks in a variety of wild birds found dead from Dec 27, 2017, to Jan 24. Nine of the findings were in Western Cape province, and one was in Eastern Cape province.
Three more outbreaks involving commercial ostrich farms were reported in Western Cape province. The events began between Jan 3 and Jan 16.